The Board of Athletics North Queensland is happy to announce the appointment of Rachel Dean as First Nations Applications Coordinator.
Rachel, a Gooreng Gooreng and Girramay girls, is a graduate of the Indigenous Marathon Undertaking. A run chief of Cairns Lethal Runners and Walkers, Rachel has been concerned in leisure operating for a while and solely lately competed in her 3rd Marathon on the Gold Coast.
Athletics North Queensland’s Normal Supervisor Dayne O’Hara stated Rachel’s appointment to the function offers an thrilling time for North Queensland to determine robust connections and actions within the communities. Rachel’s leisure operating expertise combined together with her ardour for the game is what’s required to determine sustainable athletics applications for years to return.
Rachel’s portfolio will likely be taking care of the re-establish Athletics for the Outback Program, the intention to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their communities the chance to take part in athletics frequently whereas growing the neighborhood possession and administration of athletics in chosen communities that features Weipa, Thursday Island and Bamaga. That is a part of the Nationwide First Nations program managed by Athletics Australia. Queensland has been very profitable through the years by these applications to embed athletics into the communities, with Normanton and Surrounds Athletics membership one in every of many examples of success.
Rachel stated she was excited to tackle the brand new place at Athletics North Queensland and is wanting ahead to taking part in a vital function within the Athletics for the Outback area in shaping the way forward for the game.
Rachel commenced work at Athletics North Queensland on the 5 July.